Bolgatanga Girls’ Senior High School (BOGISS), a girls’ school in the Upper East Region has emerged winners in the Northern Zone 2021 ONGA Cook Art Competition.
The zonal competition which was held on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at Tamale Senior High School, involved seven Senior High Schools (SHS). The schools were drawn from the traditional three Regions of Northern Ghana; Upper East, Upper West and Northern Regions.
They are Wa Senior High School, Wa Technical, Ghana Senior High School, Bolgatanga Girls’ Senior High School, Awe Senior High Technical School, Vitting Senior High School and Tamale Senior High School.
At the end of the competition, BOGISS, second time winners of this competition, came top with 48 points followed by Ghana SHS with 47.5 and Wa SHS with 47 points.
Speaking exclusively to maxxempireonline.com, Mrs. Adeline Amenga-etego Bakite Kaba, one of the lead teachers for Bolgatanga Girls contestants, said they won due to teamwork.
“It wasn’t easy; all the schools came prepared. It was a keen competition. And we as a department didn’t work, as individuals. Even though it was my class, but all the teachers rallied behind me. My HOD [Head of Department], the headmistress of Bolga Girls, Madam, Patricia Anaba. I must use this opportunity to thank her very much for her support. My HOD, who was bereaved, lost the brother but was always on us. All the members in the department, we worked together as a team.”
“The students I must say they did very well because we asked the third years’ to go home because they were on break, but they stayed back, three of them stayed back, and they studied throughout.”
With this win, BOGISS are qualified to participate in the National Competition in Accra either in June or July, 2021.
Mrs. Amenga-etego further added that, “We will have to put in all that…all the energy that we have in us. It is going to be on both theory and practical…we are really going to come up with something that will help us to be able to emerge winners when we get to Accra.”